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Three Downs: Where do the Blue Bombers go from here?

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TSN.ca Staff
9/15/2012 7:07:45 PM
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Each week, The CFL on TSN panel will break down three hot button topics from around the Canadian Football League. This week they discussed the most disappointing QB/WR combo in the league, where the Blue Bombers go from here and if there is a team that can de-throne the B.C. Lions.

First Down: Which QB/WR combination has been most disappointing in 2012?

a)Henry Burris/Andy Fantuz (HAM) b) Travis Lulay/Geroy Simon (BC) c) Steven Jyles & Kerry Joseph/Fred Stamps (EDM) d) Anthony Calvillo/Jamel Richardson (MTL)

Doug Brown: I have to go with Burris and Fantuz out in Hamilton. Not only are they a 3-7 football team but over the last three games, Fantuz has only been catching two balls a game. This is a guy that is makes over $200,000 a season, to me that spells unproductivity.

Milt Stegall: I agree, Burris and Fantuz.  Fantuz was the big off-season signing and these two guys were supposed to lead Hamilton back to the Grey Cup and they haven't done that, they need to step up their game.

Chris Schultz: I miss Anthony Calvillo to Jamel Richardson. At this time last year they had over 1,000 yards of productive football, now he's at 422.  I understand injuries, I understand dropped passes but it's personal and I miss them.

Second Down: After Friday night's loss dropped the Blue Bombers to 2-9 what should they do right now?

a)Stay the course b) Start slowly preparing for the future c) Blow up the roster d) Blow up the front office

Schultz: Stay the course, until you are mathematically eliminated you have a chance. Am I saying you have a chance? Yes that's exactly what I'm saying, stay the course.

Brown:I think the Bombers have to prepare for the future. This season is already a write-off and the opportunity right now is to look at all of these young and inexperienced players. Give those players the chance to develop and look forward to the future because I say 2012 is already finished.

Stegall: You have to stay the course, this is professional football, you play your best players. They deserve that and the fans deserve that. If you don't think you have the best players on the field you get some different players, but you stay the course.

Third Down: The B.C. Lions are still the team to beat.  Who is best equipped to defeat them for the Grey Cup?

a)Montreal b) Calgary c) Toronto or D) Call an Audible

Stegall: I'm going with the Toronto Argonauts and I say that because of their defence. This is the only team in the CFL that hasn't lost a game by double digits, their defence is playing great. If Ricky Ray really brings on his game, they may be the Grey Cup Champions.

Schultz: I'm taking the Montreal Alouettes; never underestimate Marc Trestman as a head coach.

Brown: Calling an audible, because the only team that can beat the B.C. Lions is the B.C. Lions. They've already hammered all of these teams we're talking about. Their own enemy and worst nightmare is themselves if they can maintain this current level of performance.

 

Charleston Hughes Joey Elliott (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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